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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Sharps Disposal (i.e. diabetic needles, lancets, EpiPens)

This message is being sent as a reminder to all residents that a statewide ban on the disposal of needles, syringes and lancets (collectively known as "sharps") went into effect back on July 1, 2012. The law stipulates that disposal of sharps wi...

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EXAMPLES OF PUNCTURE-PROOF CONTAINERS Council on Aging Department
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Preventing Fall Illness

Date of Record: 11-02-22 - Letter to MA families with suggestions for preventing respiratory illness, signed jointly by the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the MA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Letter from MDPH and AAP Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Press Release: Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH)

Date of Record: 10-31-22 - Health officials urge masking, vaccination, and other precautions to reduce impact of concurrent viruses (Flu, COVID-19, and RSV).

PRESS RELEASE 10-31-22 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Public Health Advisory for Half Moon Cove on Lake Quinsigamond

Date of Record 10-26-22 - A Public Health Advisory has been issued for Half Moon Cove on Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury due to a Cyanobacteria bloom. Humans and pets should avoid contact with the water.

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY HALF MOON COVE Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Press Release: MDPH Urging Residents to get Vaccinated Against the Flu & COVID-19

Massachusetts Public Health Officials Urge Vaccinations for Flu and COVID-19 as Flu Season Begins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 14, 2022

CONTACT:  Katheleen Conti - Katheleen.M.Conti@mass.gov

With flu season underway, the Massach...

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